Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Excellent coverage, environmentally conscious nail polish!
I recently got the opportunity to try two of OPI's new Nature Strong nail polish. This polish claims it's vegan, made with 75% natural GMO-free ingredients and 20% recycled plastic. I did not realize nail polish wasn't naturally vegan, but read that some of the pigments and thickening agents can come from animal sources!
Naturally I was hesitant about a "natural" nail polish, but as per usual OPI continues to impress. I used Knowledge is Flower on most of my nails, a beautiful pink/light mauve polish. This color is classic, would look good with most skin tones and went on flawlessly and smooth! I could've gotten away with one coat, but I added a second to cover up some spots I missed. I did an accent nail of A Clay in the Life, which is an ivory nude color. This one seemed a little thinner, as some nudes do, and took two coats for mostly full coverage, but could've used a third. I'm naturally fair skinned with neutral undertones and thought A Clay in the Life worked well on me, but was a little disappointed by the coverage in 2 coats. The formula on both is smooth, consistent and dried as quickly as normal OPI polish. I would happily purchase more colors of this environmentally conscious nail polish and recommend it to friends!
OPI claims this polish is long lasting with up to 7 days of wear. I wore both colors with Duri Rejuvacote as a base coat and Seche Vite on top (which kind of defeats the purpose of natural nail polish!) and I started to get a few small chips on my pointer fingers by day 3. This is pretty typical for me with regular nail polish, so not off putting. I love OPI polish and will definitely try more colors from this Nature Strong line.
Most Helpful Critical Review Average mail polish.
I don't do my nails too frequently, and when I do I use gel polish as it lasts considerably longer than regular polish. I do still own a few regular polishes for those occasions when I need to do my nails fast and can't bring my whole gel polish set up with me. So I am familiar with how a good nail polish should perform.
I think this polish performs ok. I did have some problems getting it to not look streaky. This is especially noticeable with the lighter shade. I usually do 2-3 thin coats to build the opacity and pigmentation. But it was a little bit difficult to do that with this polish. I found that when applying the second coat, it seemed to reactivate the "dry" coat beneath it. It made it difficult to glide the brush down. This made the polish a bit gummy and lumpy. The only way to remedy this was to lay down a thicker layer of polish than I would've liked. But this made it so it took even longer for that second layer to dry. Because of this, I decided to forego the third layer since I would need to let that dry even longer before I could top it off with a top coat. Luckily the pigmentation was good enough where I could get away with just 2 coats.
The shades I received weren't what I typically gravitate towards but that's not an issue since the full display seems to show several other spring shades I do like.
When it comes to longevity, the polish does seem to have a good lasting ability. Once it dries it does seem like it's set in place.
All in all I don't think the polish performed any better than cheaper options I own. I would still consider purchasing it just for the fact that it's vegan and derived from more natural ingredients. I think the price is a little steeps I would have to find some shades I'm really in love with to justify purchasing the polish.
Reviewed by 1487 customers Cute colors, nice finish
Kchvz from California
I like how easy it was to apply. It gave my nails a nice coverage with only 2 coatz
MomOf2GBoyz from North Carolina
I love the "OPI Nature Strong" nail polish. The color is perfect. The polish is smooth and goes on easily. Dries really fast too! I highly recommend!
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LG from TN
I received 2 colors to try. I am happy with the OPI Nature Strong nail polishes so far. They last like a normal OPI nail polish with the benefit of being Vegan as well. The polishes have a nice shine on their own but I think they last longer with topcoat.
Love this polish!
Paige from High Ridge
The color is so beautiful and it's just as good as the other OPI polishes I've tried. I love that it is natural but yet still works so well. I will definitely buy this line in the future!
Savanna from Mi
I definitely love this nail polish it last all day long and looks so gorgeous
Morgie from Fresno, ca
I got those in and tried the darker pink color so far. I love how fast this dried and how it hasn't started chipping yet
This is the best non-gel polish
AMWord from Pittsburgh, PA
This is the best non-gel polish I have ever used! Typically I will only use gel polish on my fingernails and regular on my toes but for the sake of the review I tried this on my finger nails and I went almost two weeks without a chip on my fingernails using three coats! I'm incredibly impressed with the polishes in this line!
OPI Nature Strong = Beauty!
cashbunnybillionaires from Fort Wayne IN
I loved the OPI Nature Strong Nail Polish combo! I received the OPI Nature Strong Duo in "A Clay In The Life" And "Knowledge is Flower" And they're both beautiful natural pinks. OPI Is a great polish brand that doesn't chip and is long lasting. I already loved OPI and will purchase the nature strong in other colors!
Great nail polish
Pressley14 from NC
I have never had a nail polish last as long as this one has! I work everyday with cash and it doesn't take long for my nail polish to start wearing off! This is the best I've ever tried!
Red from Ohio
The OPI sample i received had 2 beautiful shades of pink. I already used OPI and I love their colors and how durable they are. They stay on my nails for weeks without chipping. I've used other nail polish brands but nothing compares to the quality of OPI.
Jess from McKeesport
I love the color it's so pretty. I have used this brand before an its amazing they have so many different colors to choose from. Last for a long time, never had problems with it chipping sooner than 2 weeks.
Joy from Jacksonville. FL
OPI does not disappoint! The colors are rich & vibrant. The duration is the same as any of their other nail polish. However, i did take one star off because of the smell. It has an odd smell.
Cajundiva from Church Point, Louisiana
The colors are nice and beautiful and 1 coat is all it takes. I've been wearing it for 1 week now and my nails still looks great!
Love this nail polish!
Luna from Texas
I wear nail polish everyday because I don't like to her my nails done at salons anymore.
Chips away quickly
JB from Atlanta
Loved the colors and overall mail product. But unfortunately it chipped away the same day
Love this formula
Lindsey from Coeur d Alene, Idaho
The formula is new I feel like. Dried faster and lasted longer than usual
Manda from Texas
Overall very nice nail polish, better than the essie polishes I have tried. It went on smooth and the smell wasn't very strong, so that's always a big thumbs up!
Melissa from Seattle
I really loved both colors of nail polish - they were natural but still popped. I felt that the nail polish glided on smoothly and looked really good after two coats of paint. It also lasted 7 days for me without chipping!
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Jessica from Tallapoosa, Ga
This polish is not only beautiful, but has a beautiful message I can stand behind. Unlike other polishes, it doesn't have the harsh harmful chemicals but it does have the color pay off and last ability you expect from opi. This is a wonderful concept and I hope it encourages other brands to start making more natural formulas. I also hope they can expand the color range because this is the only polish I want to use now :)
Beautiful Vegan Nail Polish
AzBeautyBlogger from Az
I love the fact that OPI created this line they really stepped up their innovation game. These nail polishes contain natural ingredients that aren't harmful for you. The shades I currently have are the duo Knowledge Is Flower and A Clay in the Life. Both shades are gorgeous, one is a pink tone and a light peach tone. With 2 coats you get great color pay off. They last a good week if you wear a top coat and wear hand gloves when washing dishes. I will definitely be picking up a few more shades.
Kammie from Usa
The colors are excellent and would suit a wide range of skin tones. The color went in pretty sheer but I didn't notice any streaking or patching. It was long wearing for me even without a topcoat. Great product
Tabitha D from Federal Way, WA
I received the OPI Nature Strong Knowledge polish from BzzAgent for free in exchange for my honest review. While the color is very cute, brush arrived dry and even after replacing the brush the formula made three replacement heads hard within two-three fingers.
Jo from California
Lasted a whole week without chipping. The color was vibrant and very pretty.
Jazzy from Chicago
Overall it was a VERY pretty color but the formula was light and streaky.
Emmine from Sultan, WA
Soft and neutral colors with a soft texture to enjoy